Dr. Daniel Barton

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3430 Email: Daniel.Barton@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Life history evolution, basic and applied population ecology, and wildlife conservation. Courses taught: Conservation Biology, Principles of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Ecology of Wildlife Populations.

Dr. William "Tim" Bean

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3658 Email: bean@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Population ecology and species distribution models of small mammals; conservation science; historical ecology; wildlife and humanities. Courses include: Introduction to Wildlife Conservation, Upland Habitat Ecology, Senior Thesis

Dr. Jeff Black

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3439 Email: Jeff.Black@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Behavior studies, waterfowl ecology and conservation. Courses include: Introduction to Wildlife, Waterfowl Ecology & Management, and Behavioral Ecology.

Dr. Richard Brown

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3320 Email: rnb2@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty, Department Chair

Ecology and management of mammalian populations, communities, and associated disease agents. Courses include: Wildlife Diseases, Mammal Management, Environmental Ethics, and Animal Welfare Wildlife Policy.

Dr. Barbara Clucas

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Website Phone: (707) 826-5651 Email: barbara.clucas@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Conservation Biology, Urban Ecology and Animal Behavior. Research focuses on biodiversity in urban areas and interspecific interactions including human-wildlife relationships.

Dr. Mark Colwell

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3723 Email: mac3@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Shorebird ecology, management of wetlands for shorebirds, refuge design. Courses include: Ornithology, Conservation Biology, Management of Shorebirds, Birds and Human Society.

Dr. Micaela Szykman Gunther

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3520 Email: ms147@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Research interests focus on reproductive behavior and its underlying physiology in social mammals. Her work is primarily based on field studies and uses naturally occurring variation in wild populations to address testable alternative evolutionary hypotheses in behavioral ecology. Courses include: Wildlife Techniques, Management of Mammals, Wildlife Ethology.

Dr. Matthew Johnson

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Website Phone: (707) 826-3218 Email: mdj6@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty

Wildlife habitat relationships, habitat selection, ecology and conservation of migratory songbirds, tropical wildlife ecology. Courses include: Habitat Ecology, Advanced Habitat Ecology, Ornithology, Wildlife Techniques, Wildlife Conclave.

Dr. Sharon Kahara

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Phone: (707) 826-3724 Email: sharon.kahara@humboldt.edu Status: Lecturer & Research Associate

Wetland ecosystem functioning in natural and modified landscapes as well as wetland wildlife use. Past research activities included evaluating impacts of urbanization on aquatic systems in a developing country, and investigating effects of climate and human activities on wetland ecosystem service delivery.

Dr. Nicholas Kerhoulas

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Phone: (707) 826-3459 Email: Nicholas.Kerhoulas@humboldt.edu Status: Lecturer

Conservation and management of alpine and arboreal mammals, biogeography, phylogenetics, and conservation genetics. Courses include: Conservation Biology, Management of Mammals.

Dr. Aletris Neils

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Email:  Aletris.neils@humboldt.edu Status: Lecturer

Carnivore ecology, human-wildlife conflict resolution, conservation biology, human dimensions of wildlife, environmental education. Courses include: Conservation and Management of Apex Predators and Human-Wildlife Conflict

Dr. Seafha Ramos

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Email: seafha.ramos@humboldt.edu Status: Lecturer & Research Associate

Research interests include small mammal and mesocarnivore ecology, conservation genetics, traditional ecological knowledge in wildlife conservation, human dimensions of wildlife. Course taught: Wildlife Seminar

Emeritus Faculty

Adjunct and Associate Faculty

Adjunct and associate faculty are affiliated with the Wildlife Department but have positions in other agencies or organizations and do not teach classes on a regular basis. Adjunct faculty may advise up to three graduate students.

Dr. Alan Franklin

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Research Website  Email: alan.b.franklin@usda.gov Status: Adjunct Faculty

Research interests: Ecology and dynamics of wildlife populations, especially in the context of management and conservation problems (e.g., northern spotted owls), quantitative ecology, and wildlife disease ecology at the wildlife-agricultural interface. Dr. Franklin is a Supervisory Research Biologist and Project Leader at the USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO.

Dr. Judd Howell

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Status: Adjunct Faculty

Mammalian population dynamics and management, e.g. tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore, wildlife-habitat relationships, effects of human activities on biodiversity in coastal ecosystems, raptor migration, effects of wind energy development on birds. Dr Howell is the director of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland.

Dr. Brian Hudgens

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Phone: (707) 822-4258 Email: hudgens@iws.org Status: Adjunct Faculty

Quantitative ecology and conservation biology. Integrating field studies with population models to predict population dynamics, disease spread in, and dispersal of rare, threatened and endangered species. Study species include amphibians, birds, birds and carnivores. Dr. Hudgens is a research ecologist at the Institute for Wildlife Studies in Arcata, CA.

Dr. Jared Wolfe

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Phone: (707) 825-2949 Email: jared.wolfe@humboldt.edu Status: Research Associate

Bird ecology, demography and conservation with a focus on temperate and tropical systems in the Americas and Africa. Courses include: Ecology of Upland Habitats, Advanced Ornithology (molts and plumages), Ornithology, and Biogeography of Wildlife.

Dr. Steve Zack

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Email: szack@wcs.org Status: Adjunct Faculty

The effects of fire on bird and small mammal communities, the interaction between snag decay processes and woodpecker foraging and cavity excavation, restoration ecology, the effects of oil development on nesting shorebirds. Dr. Zack is a scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society and lives in Portland, OR.

Dr. William Zielinski


Email: bzielinski@fs.fed.us Status: Associate Faculty

Research interests: carnivore conservation, forest mammals, bats. Dr. Zielinksi is a Research Scientist with the US Forest Service working out of Redwood Sciences Laboratory, Arcata, CA.


Dr. Gilly Black

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Phone: (707) 826-3458 Email: gcb4@humboldt.edu

Gilly Black is the Academic Advisor for Majors in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science and Environmental Management and Protection. Gilly's duties include meeting regularly with students to provide sound advising for course schedules, making recommendations on progress towards degree and helping freshmen and sophomore students to create personalized graduation plans.

Tamar Danufsky

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Phone: (707) 826-4034 Email: td6@humboldt.edu

As curator of the Wildlife museum, Tamar prepares, catalogs, and maintains bird and mammal specimens and exhibits for classes and research. She also is the primary contact person for oiled birds, and ensures our spill response facility is in a state of readiness.

 Stockroom Manager

Phone: (707) 826-3460

The Wildlife and Fisheries stockroom is filled with equipment and supplies to support teaching and research such as binoculars and spotting scopes, mammal live-traps, aquatic sampling devices, GPS units, etc. With proper training, many of the items can be checked out to students enrolled is Wildlife classes for individual projects.

Katherine Moon

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Phone: (707) 826-3953 Email: moon@humboldt.edu

Katherine Moon is the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Departments of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Katherine's duties include providing administrative support for the faculty, managing the budget, and assisting students.

ASA II - Vacant

Phone: (707) 826-3953

Provides administrative support in the Wildlife and Fisheries Department Office. In addition to answering the phone and assisting faculty and students, also maintains the web pages for the departments.